Alpinia purpurata [Dwarf Red Ginger]

They are grown as ornamentals and their leaves are used in cuisine and traditional medicine.

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2-3ft
XL
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Easy
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Moderate
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Difficult
Light difficulty
Full Sun
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Moderate Shade
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Full Shade

Botanical name: Alpinia purpurata

Common names: Dwarf Red Ginger

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Description

Dwarf Red Ginger makes an excellent tropical plant for containers since it only grows 3′ tall with lush, lance-shaped foliage and bright red floral spikes that measure 6-12″ long. From within the red inflorescence, small, white, tubular flowers emerge a few at a time.

Ginger thrives in warm temperatures and rich soil with steady water and fertilizer during the growing season. The flower spikes can be used for long-lasting cut flowers and they hold on the plant for up to 3 weeks. Although they are not especially picky about their soil, it s not uncommon for the plants to experience a mild magnesium deficiency. In this case, supply them with a pinch or two Epsom salts every month or so to keep the leaves green and healthy.

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